If you feel you are in a crisis, whether or not you are thinking about killing yourself, please call the Suicide PreventionLifeline at1-800-273-TALK (8255). People have called this number for help with substance abuse, economic worries, relationship and family problems, sexual orientation, illness, getting over abuse, depression, mental and physical illness, and even loneliness. You can also visit theSuicide Prevention Lifeline's website.
The time has come for academic medicine to move beyond a simple discussion of physician burnout. To do this, we must first develop a shared definition of physician wellness followed by interventional strategies to bolster it.